Monthly Archives: August 2011

Stash Report 8/28/11

I didn’t use or purchase any fabric this week. I quilted one of the charity tops, but both the top and backing were donated.    I can’t believe the time I saved and the improvement in my free motion quilting … Continue reading

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The Winding Road

While my machine was in for service this week, I worked on some design ideas.  This quilt started it.  I saw it in an ad in a quilting magazine. I have a fat quarter pack of plaids I wouldn’t mind … Continue reading

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Patsy Thompson Feather Class

Saturday I went up to The Quilt Patch in Tecumseh and took a Free Motion Feather class with Patsy Thompson. If you ever have the chance to take one of Patsy’s classes, do it.  She packs in so much information, … Continue reading

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Stash Report 8/21/11

After the last report I didn’t think I’d have changes for several weeks, but I was wrong. A local quilt shop had a fat quarter sale, and I decided to stop and see what they had in black and white … Continue reading

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Long Overdue Swap Block

I put off making this block for months, but now it’s finished. It doesn’t feel like much sewing for the week.  I handed the Cobblestone top off to the quilter and I spent a couple nights gathering supplies for my … Continue reading

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Another Good Gluten Free Bread

A while back I tried Gluten Free Kitchen’s bread mix and loved it.  I couldn’t imagine why I would try any other brand. Fast-forward several months.  I haven’t been to Whole Foods in forever, and I can only find the … Continue reading

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Stash Report 8/14/11

The quilt top and the dyed back are stacked together on the bed, just waiting for me to drop them off for quilting.  The back makes 3.5 yards out.   I spent so much time on dyeing that back that … Continue reading

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Much Better

I over dyed the backing fabric yesterday with much better results.   It isn’t exact, but it’s close enough for me.  The fabric has a fair amount of patterning, which also surprised me.  I thought I mixed the dye really … Continue reading

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The Dye Job That Wasn’t

I few days ago I mentioned dyeing fabric for the back of my recently finished top.  I did that last night and washed it out this morning. I don’t pretend to be a precision dyer.  So much of quilting is … Continue reading

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Stash Report 8/7/11

I finished the Cobblestone top for another yard out. With the multiple commutes from hell I thought I’d never get any sewing done.  I cut the cream borders late Friday night and realized Saturday morning that I cut them wrong.  … Continue reading

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